HISTORY OF MOYNAT TRUNKS

avenue de l'opéra Paris trunk moynat 1849

Malles Moynat  Founded in 1876 in the Opéra district, the Moynat house quickly became a benchmark for travel items. Recognized for its traditional know-how, Moynat has notably become famous thanks to its creations intended for the automotive world , as well as its innovations which have made trunks lighter and waterproof ...

Not to mention his remarkable participations in the Universal Exhibitions.

In  1965  Moynat and the Bertin brothers' brand " Au Départ " merged      Falling into disuse, the house closed its last store in  1976  but has continued to exist ever since, tossed from owner to owner, until its rebirth in March 2010 by the family holdi

In  1965  Moynat and the Bertin brothers' brand " Au Départ " merged  

  

Falling into disuse, the house closed its last store in  1976  but has continued to exist ever since, tossed from owner to owner, until its rebirth in March 2010 by the family holding Groupe Arnault, then its takeover by LVMH.


Trunks MOYNAT - A REBIRTH


Moynat - 2010

Ramesh Nair, an Indian recognized in the fashion world, is promoted to artistic directorafter having worked for a long time in ready-to-wear at Yamamoto, Alaïa, Lacroix, and eleven years at Hermès.

 

Ramesh Nair, an Indian recognized in the fashion world, is promoted to artistic directorafter having worked for a long time in ready-to-wear at Yamamoto, Alaïa, Lacroix, and eleven years at Hermès.

  

Thanks to his creative talent,  Moynat's success is dazzling  !

  

He will be thanked in July 2020 after 9 years of collaboration.

Guillaume Davin,  brilliant collaborator of Bernard Arnault for many years, at Christian Dior and vice president of  Louis Vuitton  Japan . Expert in the Japanese market, becomes the Chairman and CEO of Moynat thanks to the confidence of Mr.  Arnault  to

Guillaume Davin,  brilliant collaborator of Bernard Arnault for many years, at Christian Dior and vice president of  Louis Vuitton  Japan . Expert in the Japanese market, becomes the Chairman and CEO of Moynat thanks to the confidence of Mr.  Arnault  to revive this legendary brand.

  

After 10 years, the one who accompanied the renaissance of the leather goods house returns to Japan to take over the management of Loewe Japon, another leather goods and ready-to-wear brand from LVMH.

Moynat - 2020

Lisa Attia will  take over from the Moynat adventure in March 2020 as Chief Executive Officer . She was notably for 5 years commercial director at the cheap (LVMH) and since 2016 vice-president of image merchandising in Europe and the Middle East of Sepho

Lisa Attia will  take over from the Moynat adventure in March 2020 as Chief Executive Officer . She was notably for 5 years commercial director at the cheap (LVMH) and since 2016 vice-president of image merchandising in Europe and the Middle East of Sephora (LVMH).

  

Nicholas Knightly  takes over in July 2020 as  Artistic Director . In particular, since 2004 he was design director for leather goods at Louis Vuitton, after having worked for Mulberry.

  

The arrival of this new pair marks a new stage which should accelerate the development of Moynat.

MOYNAT - SHOP

boutique malle moynat exceptionnelle

The 1st Moynat store was set up in 2011 rue saint honoré, a stone's throw from the Goyard store . In less than 10 years, 26 boutiques and corners have opened all over the world:

  • Los Angeles
  • Macau
  • Dubai
  • Taipei
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Chengdu
  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Seoul
  • Tokyo
  • new York
  • London
  • Paris  

Each store is exceptional, the design sober and refined. Each point of sale exhibits old trunks.

Some of them have been restored in our workshops, or come from our shop.


Canvas Moynat


 

As you will discover in the catalog below there are several qualities and Moynat canvas coated in plain color, with a checkerboard pattern or with the monogram M. Some of the most popular and sought after.


MOYNAT SERIES

At Moynat there are 10 Series baptized A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J corresponding to different qualities 

Extract from the Moynat 1908 catalog


Series A: Packing trunk, black trunk Iron locks and handles For the cab, with a chassis Post trunk, for men , with two frames. Domed trunks, for ladies , with two frames, movable separation at the bottom for hat.

Series A: Packing trunk, black trunk

Iron locks and handles

  • For the cab, with a chassis
  • Post trunk, for men , with two frames.
  • Domed trunks, for ladies , with two frames, movable separation at the bottom for hat.

Series B : Beech slatted trunk  Exterior brown painted canvas. Black enamelled headband and hardware Copper lock. Iron handles. beech slats. For the cab, with a chassis Post trunk, for men , with two frames. Domed trunks, for ladies , with two frames, mov

Series B : Beech slatted trunk 

Exterior brown painted canvas.

Black enamelled headband and hardware

Copper lock. Iron handles. beech slats.

  • For the cab, with a chassis
  • Post trunk, for men , with two frames.
  • Domed trunks, for ladies , with two frames, movable separation at the bottom for hat.

Series C : Very sturdy batten trunk.    Strong canvas, painted brown, black enamelled sheet steel band in one piece. Around the lid, angles, handles and corners iron on the bases and lids, locks, strong copper, double slats on the bases, canvas base frame

Series C : Very sturdy batten trunk. 

  

Strong canvas, painted brown, black enamelled sheet steel band in one piece. Around the lid, angles, handles and corners iron on the bases and lids, locks, strong copper, double slats on the bases, canvas base frames.

  • For the cabin
  • Men's mail trunks, with one or two frames.
  • Semi-high flat trunks , with two frames, mobile separation at the bottom.
Domed trunks for Ladies, with two frames and movable separation at the bottom for hats. Wedge trunks , flat  high, with 3 frames (special for wrapping dresses, these trunks are very strong and recommended for long crossings.) Drawer trunks , practical for
  • Domed trunks for Ladies, with two frames and movable separation at the bottom for hats.
  • Wedge trunks , flat  high, with 3 frames (special for wrapping dresses, these trunks are very strong and recommended for long crossings.)
  • Drawer trunks , practical for long stays, but relatively heavy (two drawers for clothes, compartments for hats and shoes. Two drawers for lingerie.) 

The initials are painted on the trunks without any price increase.

Trunk Moynat Paris old French wood

 

Moynat Courier Trunk - Serie C

Robust and rustic trunk


Series D  : Lockable trunk, light, strong. Washable coated canvas, dark brown, Angles and handles in strong bag, hinges covered with a wide strip of leather. Enamelled sheet steel bands, in one piece around the cover. Battens, beech bottom slats, pressed

Series D  : Lockable trunk, light, strong.

Washable coated canvas, dark brown, Angles and handles in strong bag, hinges covered with a wide strip of leather. Enamelled sheet steel bands, in one piece around the cover. Battens, beech bottom slats, pressed metal handles. Strong copper corners, Moynat locks with numbered keys, white canvas lining, straps. 

  • Flat courier trunks for men , two frames and movable separation at the bottom. 
  • For the cab, with a chassis
  • Curved mail trunk , two frames and movable separation at the bottom.
Trunk for men's provisions , first frame with movable divisions forming compartments for hats, shoes, shirts, gloves, ties, lingerie, etc. Second frame and bottom completely free for clothes. Semi-high flat trunks , with two frames and movable separation
  • Trunk for men's provisions , first frame with movable divisions forming compartments for hats, shoes, shirts, gloves, ties, lingerie, etc. Second frame and bottom completely free for clothes.
  • Semi-high flat trunks , with two frames and movable separation at the bottom
  • Curved trunk with two movable frames and separation for ladies' hats.

Series E : Fine copper trunks. With Moynat lever lock (registered model). Exterior in specially coated, washable havana canvas. Corners, straps and handle in strong Havana cowhide. Leather reinforced hinges. Enamelled sheet steel band and handles. Beech b

Series E : Fine copper trunks. With Moynat lever lock (registered model).

Exterior in specially coated, washable havana canvas. Corners, straps and handle in strong Havana cowhide. Leather reinforced hinges. Enamelled sheet steel band and handles. Beech battens and bottom slats, notched for the passage of the belts. Strong copper brackets and corners on the bottoms and lids. Copper castors. Locks with numbered keys. White canvas lining. Strap to frame, number and long.

  • For the cabin, three drawers, one with small open compartments, false bottom for long. Opening and arrangements preventing the trunk from being taken out of its place under the bunk. Without belt.
  • Half-high flat trunk with straps , two frames and movable separation at the bottom. Without casters.
  • Curved trunk with two frames, and movable separation at the bottoms for ladies' hats.
Trunks available, for ladies , On top, large frame with covered box for gloves, ties, veils, handkerchiefs, fine lingerie, etc. Small frame. Large frame and bottom completely free with straps for dresses. Padded cover and caster Tall flat trunks with padd
  • Trunks available, for ladies , On top, large frame with covered box for gloves, ties, veils, handkerchiefs, fine lingerie, etc. Small frame. Large frame and bottom completely free with straps for dresses. Padded cover and caster
  • Tall flat trunks with padded cover and wheels, three frames and the bottom with straps, dividing the trunk into four compartments of equal height.
  • Flat trunks with drawers, four large drawers and false bottom for laundry
Moynat mail trunk with 2 locks - Serie E Straps and double locks trunk Numerous hotel labels during his travels.

 

Moynat mail trunk with 2 locks - Serie E

Straps and double locks trunk 

Numerous hotel labels during his travels.


F Series : Features for all the latest enhancements Outer in special coated canvas, checkered pattern For the cabin , with a chassis. The leathery angles in strong cow. Half-high copper plate trunk,  two frames and movable separation at the bottom.  Flat

F Series : Features for all the latest enhancements

Outer in special coated canvas, checkered pattern

  • For the cabin , with a chassis. The leathery angles in strong cow.
  • Half-high copper plate trunk,  two frames and movable separation at the bottom. 
  • Flat iron trunks. Three chassis
trunk moynat cabin

 

 

Moynat Serie F cabin trunk

Dark checkered canvas, lozine border. 

Trunk with 3 handles, typical of Moynat, to be carried in suitcase or trunk.

Moynat Serie F courier trunk Checkered canvas

 

Moynat Serie F courier trunk

Checkered canvas

Serie F Moynat trunk, the most sought after, Toile Moynat 1920  Introduction of the initial Moynat canvas designed by Henri Rapin, a weft formed by a series of letters M, which becomes the discreet and elegant signature of the house.

 

Serie F Moynat trunk, the most sought after, Toile Moynat 1920 Introduction of the initial Moynat canvas designed by Henri Rapin, a weft formed by a series of letters M, which becomes the discreet and elegant signature of the house.


Series G:  Pigskin on wood Leather angles in cowhide For the cabin , a chassis. Flat "courier" trunk for men , two frames, movable separation. High flat trunk. Padded cover, two large frames, a small linen frame, separation forming a ladies' hat box.

Series G:  Pigskin on wood

Leather angles in cowhide

  • For the cabin , a chassis.
  • Flat "courier" trunk for men , two frames, movable separation.
  • High flat trunk. Padded cover, two large frames, a small linen frame, separation forming a ladies' hat box.

H Series: The richest, most durable luggage. Fine cow on wood. Padded cover. Canvas envelope on beech slats. Half-high flat  trunks, leather angles, straps Half-high flat trunk , cow attached. The interior in varnished wood

H Series: The richest, most durable luggage.

Fine cow on wood. Padded cover. Canvas envelope on beech slats.

  • Half-high flat  trunks, leather angles, straps
  • Half-high flat trunk , cow attached. The interior in varnished wood

Series I:  Moynat light wicker trunk. Tarred canvas in varnish, edged strong cow. The envelopes provide these trunks with maximum durability. The first wicker trunk were made by Maison moynat in 1873, and constantly improved. For the cabin. Flat trunks fo

Series I:  Moynat light wicker trunk. Tarred canvas in varnish, edged strong cow. The envelopes provide these trunks with maximum durability. The first wicker trunk were made by Maison moynat in 1873, and constantly improved.

  • For the cabin.
  • Flat trunks for men , second quality.
  • Low domed trunks, one frame, second quality.
  • Convex trunks with two frames, second quality.
Flat trunks for men , first quality. Low rounded trunks , first quality. First quality convex trunks with two frames .   Do not confuse Moynat wicker trunks, with the many imitations sold everywhere under the name of English Trunks.
  • Flat trunks for men , first quality.
  • Low rounded trunks , first quality.
  • First quality convex trunks with two frames .

  

Do not confuse Moynat wicker trunks, with the many imitations sold everywhere under the name of English Trunks.

malle ancienne osier moynat

Moynat light trunk - Series I, first quality, in wicker called English trunk. The model will subsequently be perfected and a new patent filed in 1889.


J Series:  Very light trunks.

Dust-gray coated canvas. Interior and exterior fittings in aluminum. 

The ever-increasing train speed, the reduction in fares, the organization of circular journeys, are all areas that facilitate travel, increase the number of travelers and consequently luggage. Transhipments are carried out more often and more quickly, as a result of which the baggage is more and more abused. Travelers, wanting to avoid excess, demand, with good reason, lightness. Two qualities very difficult to reconcile, lightness and solidity, therefore form the essential point of any serious manufacture. 

Most of the houses that sell travel goods are not afraid to put into circulation trunks built against the most basic rules of manufacture, having only one goal, lightness; the materials used and which contribute to establishing a light object are, most of the time, only waste from other industries, such as rush pith, fibers, fabric, shavings or sawdust amalgamated and glued between two ordinary cloths, not offering the necessary resistance to what must form the barrel to the body of the trunk. In order to maintain this barrel, which completely lacks rigidity, circles surround it in such a way that they give the trunk the appearance of a barrel and form asperities inevitably torn off by the protrusions of the baggage counters, of the vans. In addition to the total lack of solidity, and their very high price, it should be added that these trunks, irreparable when they are damaged, have rounded interior angles, hence loss of space and difficulty of 'packaging.

The MOYNAT house repairs travel items from all sources, which, in addition to its experience as a manufacturer, allows it to identify weak points and subsequently improve everything that comes out of its workshops. For the cabin. Flat courier trunks , has

The MOYNAT house repairs travel items from all sources, which, in addition to its experience as a manufacturer, allows it to identify weak points and subsequently improve everything that comes out of its workshops.

  • For the cabin.
  • Flat courier trunks , has two frames, movable separation at the bottom. 
  • Curved courier trunk,  has two frames and movable separation at the bottom. 
Half-high flat trunks , two frames and separation at the bottom. Convex trunks with two frames , movable separation at the bottom for ladies' hats. High flat trunks with three frames
  • Half-high flat trunks , two frames and separation at the bottom.
  • Convex trunks with two frames , movable separation at the bottom for ladies' hats.
  • High flat trunks with three frames
Malle moynat cabine orange

 

 

Moynat cabin trunk - Serie J

Orange canvas, Lozine border. Trunk with 3 handles, typical of Moynat, to be carried in suitcase or trunk.


catalogue moynat sac de ville

1878 City bag

First range of city bags and cute bags, with chamois lining, created by Pauline Moynat.

Sac cuir moynat rare et prix petit - vendu

1878 Moynat ladies' city bag

Havana sachet bags. riveted square frame

With Moynat handles, canvas lining, pockets. 

Model for lady  

Catalog number: 141

la malle en limousine moynat coin

1905 Limousine trunk

For cars, with a curved base that exactly matches the rounded shape of the car's roof. 5 patents.

trunk restored in our malle2luxe workshops on behalf of Maison Moynat Paris. This trunk can be seen in the Moynat store at Bon Marché in Paris

housse pour malle moynat

 

Cover for limousine trunk

Protective cover for automobile trunk.

malle a talonnette moynat ancienne

1904 High heel trunk

Invention of the heel box for cars. The heels raise the trunks, preventing damage to the bodywork and ensuring air circulation to remove humidity between the roof and the luggage.

demi malle limousine moynat

Circa 1910 Half limousine trunk

Consisted of a pair

brevet malle incassable moynat

1910 Patent

Invention of the extra light and unbreakable trunk

ecrin malle moynat cuir et soie luxe

Circa 1908 - Box of ties

Pig leather, yellow silk interior  

Dimension: 34 cm x 17 cm  

The excellence of hand-sewn refinement.

boite ronde pour cols et manchette

 

Circa 1908 -  Round box for collars and cuffs

In cowhide leather, interior in mustard yellow silk. 

Dimension: Diameter 20 cm x height 11.5 cm 

The excellence of hand-sewn refinement.

ecrin cuir a flacon moynat

Circa 1910 - Box with 3 Moynat bottles.

Moroccan leather, long grain. 

The Moynat brand is renowned for its beautifully manufactured bottle cases.

ecrin cuir moynat a 4 flacons

Circa 1910 - Moynat 4-bottle box

Moroccan leather, velvet interior, Refined design

malle ancienne automobile moynat

1912 Car
trunk Rear trunk in the shape of the bodywork, washable lacquered canvas

malle ancienne automobile luxe moynat

Moynat car trunk

Summary of the patented or registered features of Moynat automobile luggage

ancienne malle automobile moynat 1912

Circa 1912 

Moynat automobile trunk with a particular shape 

Valise en cuir moynat 1920

 

Moynat leather suitcase  Circa 1920 

Cowhide leather suitcase, hand-stitched, leather corners 
Two locks signed Moynat in brass, Empty interior, two leather straps.

Nécessaire de toilette moynat cuir porc

Moynat toiletry bag

In pigskin or morocco, silver goldsmith's work, comb and ivory brushwork.

Trousse de toilette moynat

 

Trousse de toilette Moynat

En peau de porc ou maroquin, orfèvrerie argent, peigne et brosserie ivoire.

 

Valise a double serrure moynat

Moynat suitcase with straps

Suitcase with double locks and double closing straps. Lozine and plain coated canvas

Malle a chapeau MOynat ancienne

Hat box Moynat  Circa 1920

Coated canvas suitcase, a leather handle. 

Interior has 8 ribbons to hang your hat.

malle a poupée moynat ancienne

Moynat doll trunk  Circa 1920

Very rare doll trunk  Interior in fabric on the theme of childhood and games. Dark checkered outer canvas

  

Child's trunk , also called a  doll trunk .

  

This model is a replica of a scaled-down adult trunk. Ideal for storing your played

malle a ouverture multiple moynat

 

Moynat multi-opening mail trunk

Checkered canvas

Malle marche pied moynat automobile

 

Moynat  Circa 1920 

Automobile trunk walking feet. 

The shape adapts to the vehicle body. 

  

This trunk was acquired by Maison Moynat for its Heritage collection. Discover its restoration in our workshops.

la Malle moynat exposition en internationale coin

International exhibition trunk  1925 

The red morocco trunk with a pretty studded frieze framing large blue leather palms won the diploma of honor at the international exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts of 1925. 

Thanks to this red trunk, Moynat won 13 medals at this exhibition

Valise en crocodile moynat nécessaire de toilette

 

Croco toiletry case  Circa 1930 

Exceptional Moynat crocodile suitcase Interior in ivory, crystal and silver metal

wardrobe malle moynat M tres rare

 

Moynat M

Moynat wardrobe and cabin trunk 

Coated canvas M

wardrobe moynat marron

1930's wardrobe suitcase  

Many innovations in wardrobe trunk. 

Several patents are registered  

canvas: brown

valise armoire moynat ancienne malle

Wardrobe suitcase 1 930 

Many innovations in wardrobe trunk. 

Several patents are registered  

Canvas: black

accessoire de bureau cuir moynat ancien

Moynat desk accessories

Hand-stitched leather

2011 valise moynat neuve type malle auto

 

men's suitcase 2011  

The brand returns to center stage

malle a velo moynat

 

Moynat bicycle trunk -  2011

 

 


MOYNAT TRUNKS LABELS


Plaque en laiton fixé par 4 clous à l'extérieur de la malle   Malles Anglaises Moynat Brvete S.G.D.G N°1 Avenue de l'opera

 

Brass plate fixed by 4 nails to the outside of the trunk 

English trunks 

Moynat 

SGDG patented 

No. 1 

Opera avenue

Malles de voyage Moynat  3 place du théâtre Français Paris

Travel trunks 

Moynat  

3 place of the French theater 

Paris 

Malles Voyage Moynat N°5 Place du théâtre français

Brass plate fixed by 4 nails to the outside of the trunk 

Travel trunks 

Moynat 

No. 5 

French theater square

  Malles de voyage Moynat 5, place du théâtre français, 5 e Avenue de l'opera, 1 Paris

Travel trunks 

Moynat 

5, place du théâtre français, 5 

e Avenue de l'Opera, 1 

Paris

étiquette ancienne malle moynat

March 4, 1902

Travel bags 

LIGHT TRUNKS 

MOYNAT 

5, place du Théâtre Français, 5

Angel of the avenue de l'Opéra 

malle moynat etiquette 1908

 

June 9, 1908

Moynat trunks & all travel items 

5, pl of the French Theater 

13 Capron Street 

Paris

logo ancienne moynat malle automobile bagage

Gold branding on leather, for a Moynat trunk limousine cover 

MOYNAT automotive luggage 

Patented manufacturing 

5, place du Théâtre Français 

Paris

Logo ancien moynat cuir maroquin

Marking on Moynat leather

logo ancienne moynat

Moynat luggage

Trademark  

Stores  

5, place du Théâtre Français 

Factory  

15 Coysevox Street 

Telephone: CENTRAL 38-74 

Paris

étiquette ancienne malle moynat petit train

Trunks - wardrobes - Moynat

Trunks and travel items 

Paris 
5, place du Théâtre Français

1, avenue de l'Opéra 

model factory 12, rue Coysevox 

Telegraphic address: MOYNAMAL PARIS 

Telephone: CENTRAL 38-74

étiquette ancienne malle moynat petit train

1912 - Trunks Moynat travel objects

Paris 
5, place du Théâtre Français

1, avenue de l'Opéra 

Model factory 12, rue Coysevox 

MOYNAT PARIS telegraphic address 

Old phone 238-74 

Telephone new 2000 -62


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